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New York Times, Thursday, February 2, 1989

Author:
Frank Miceli
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1989, The New York TimesNo. 14,331
Across
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Cordon bleu : CHEF
5
Feudal peasant : SERF
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Mother-of-pearl : NACRE
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Comedian from New Rochelle : LENO
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Relative of etc. : ETAL
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Lubricated : OILED
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The Tentmaker : OMAR
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Bahn preceder : AUTO
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Group of three : TRINE
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Busy depot in London : VICTORIASTATION
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American's main course : ENTREE
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A Siouan : OTO
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"___! Yarrh! Grr! Arrh!": Kipling : URRH
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Genetic material : RNA
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The 33rd U.S. President : HST
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R.b.i. or e.r.a. : STAT
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"___ and his money ... " : AFOOL
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Debt letters : IOU
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London legislative body : THEHOUSEOFLORDS
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Pinna : EAR
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Preface : PROEM
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White House worry : LEAK
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Snoop : PRY
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Strauss's "___ Heldenleben" : EIN
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Raced : SPED
49
Constellation called "the Altar" : ARA
50
CBS newscaster : OSGOOD
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Where to see Lord Nelson : TRAFALGARSQUARE
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Sister's garb : HABIT
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Finished a sky dive : ALIT
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___ impasse (deadlocked) : ATAN
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January, in Zaragoza : ENERO
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Locale : SITE
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Soaks, as flax : RETS
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Coe or Cram : MILER
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Give attention to : HEED
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Endure, in Edinburgh : DREE
Down
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Spice for baked ham : CLOVE
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Surround : HEMIN
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Make into law : ENACT
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"___, justice and the American way": Superman's credo : FORTRUTH
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Man with a brand : SEARER
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Small case : ETUI
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Pro ___ : RATA
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Ziegfeld and Andy Capp's wife : FLOS
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In no way : NOTATALL
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___-air missile : AIRTO
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Cato's 152 : CLII
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Vegas alternative : RENO
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Garden spot : EDEN
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Above, poetically : OER
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Like a ___ bricks : TONOF
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Wears : HASON
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Dormitory areas : ROOMS
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Employ : HIRE
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Kind of jerk : SODA
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Ivory source : TUSK
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Part of a fire escape : STEP
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"___ she blows!" : THAR
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Ethereal, in poesy : AERY
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Charge : FEE
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Part of B.T.O. : OPERATOR
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Asian sheep : URIAL
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G.O.P. group : OLDGUARD
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Tacked up, as a bill : POSTED
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Marquand's "H. M. Pulham, ___" : ESQ
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Blazing : AFIRE
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Western : OATER
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Emulate Jesse Jackson : ORATE
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Like Jupiter's atmosphere : DENSE
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Oates novel : THEM
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Indian princess : RANI
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Arne oratorio : ABEL
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Knife wound : GASH
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"I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
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Communion, e.g. : RITE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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